I created this cake for my son’s whale themed first birthday party. The main body of the whale is made of cake, while the tails are made from formed rice krispie treats (an extra treat for the kids). The “water spouts” are wire with fondant tops. I decided that this cake was really more suited to frosting rather than fondant. While you definitely could chose to cover the entire cake in fondant, I think the naturalness of frosting is more appropriate for the occasion and the cake itself.
Cake Dimensions: (2) 9 x 13-in rectangles (carved)
Serving Size: 30 sensible servings (both finished cakes)
Type: vanilla buttercream
Event Location: McLean, VA